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Favorite A320 Engines?  
User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

my preference is the IAE V2527-A5.. but, any engine that makes the plane fly, ill be happy..


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User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1186 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

I like both the IAE V2500 and CFM56, but I slightly prefer the IAE V2500. Although the V2500 is a newer design, which gives it several benefits over the CFM56 - slightly quieter and slightly lower fuel burn (2-spool compressor, I believe, which makes it more suitable to transcons in terms of fuel burn than the CFM). The IAE also has wide-chord fan blades, which are a bit more efficient and fare better against bird strikes. In terms of sound, both sound relatively similar with a few differences. The CFM56, well we all know how they sound with their distinctive fan growl on takeoff. The V2500 sort of sounds like a mix of the CFM56 and RB211-535E4, with the CFM's fan growl and the compressor whine of the RB211.

User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1186 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

Quoting 747fan (Reply 1):
2-spool compressor, I believe, which makes it more suitable to transcons in terms of fuel burn than the CFM)

Correction: I meant 2-stage high pressure turbine, which allows the HPC compressor to do more work, translating into slightly better fuel efficiency (about a 2% fuel burn advantage for the V2500). Overall, the IAE's are the better suited for "longer haul routes" (transcons - think B6), while CFM's are the better engines for short hops (think WN w/ their 737's, US w/ their A319 east coast shuttle). One other IAE advantage is that it burns less oil than the CFM. An advantage for the CFM is reliability - I don't know about the IAE's reliability track record, but the CFM56 is among the most reliable and durable jet engines ever built (along w/ the JT8D), hence its popularity and 25-year service run (so far), with it still using the same design.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

The Silence of the V2500  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

The V2500 looks more elegant.


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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2777 times:
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Don't understand about engines but I think the most preferred engine used by Spanish carriers is CFM56...

Gerard



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3588 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

V2500. I likethesound they makes when they start up.

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

Definitely the V2500. The CFM just looks oversized for an aircraft like the A320, while the V2500 is more compact and yet still produces a good amount of thrust for the missions it flies.

User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

Hi!

I always looked to the IAE V2500 has a "small" RRoyce engine! The design of the nacelle is clean and elegant and from kind of unknown reason I prefer the Airbuses with those engines against the ones with CFM's....I had the chance to fly all Airbus narrow body models with IAE engines ( A319 from HP, A320 from Air Macau and A321 from BA ).
Regards


User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

Quoting 747fan (Reply 1):
I like both the IAE V2500 and CFM56, but I slightly prefer the IAE V2500.



Quoting 747fan (Reply 1):
The V2500 sort of sounds like a mix of the CFM56 and RB211-535E4, with the CFM's fan growl and the compressor whine of the RB211.

very true..! i love them both, but again, 52% of me loves the V2500... and CV990, it does look like a mini version of the -535E4s..



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User currently offlineLaminarFlow From Canada, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

From a purely aesthetic viewpoint, I prefer the V2500.

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